Tree houses to come up in Bankura's Ranibadh
Kolkata: In a unique initiative, Bankura district administration is setting up tree houses at the Jhilimik area of Ranibadh to attract more number of tourists in the district.
Stressing more on the concept of eco-tourism, the district administration has taken up a series of new initiatives in order to promote Bankura as one of the favourite destinations in the state.
According to a senior administrative official in the district, tree houses will be constructed in such a manner that will appear to be a house on the branches of a tree.
People staying at these tree houses during their short stay in the district, will be able to enjoy the scenic beauty of Ranibadh. These houses would come up in the backdrop of nature.
It has been learnt that Paschimanchal Development Parshad has allotted a fund of Rs 78 lakh to give a new look to Jhilimik. According to the district administration, two tree houses would be set up at Jhilimik.
Apart from the tree houses, two beautiful cottages and two Swiss cottage tents would also be constructed in the area. One of the main purposes of the initiative is to ensure that tourists staying here may get a feeling of being inside a forest.
The concept of tree houses and Swiss cottage tents have already evoked much enthusiasm among the local people. The district administration believes that once the project is completed, it would be able to increase the tourist influx in the area.
According to the district administration, the project would be completed within the next couple of months.
It may be mentioned here that people did not visit these places during the regime of the erstwhile Left Front government, due to the Maoist issues.
After the Mamata Banerjee government came to power, Maoists were flushed out from the Western parts of the state, which had once been their den.
Various development sch-emes were initiated by the present government to give financial support to the villagers in the districts like Ban- kura, Purulia and West Midnapore.